Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Wetar Ground-dove (Gallicolumba hoedtii) - HBW 4, p. 186

French: Gallicolombe de Wetar German: Wetartaube Spanish: Paloma-perdiz de la Wetar
Other common names: Wetar Dove

Taxonomy: Leptoptila [sic] Hoedtii Schlegel, 1873, Wetar.
Formerly isolated in monospecific subgenus Alopecoenas; a distinctive form of uncertain affinities, perhaps an early derivative of G. jobiensis stock. Monotypic.

Distribution: Timor and Wetar (E Lesser Sundas).